It’s been a chilly start to the decade across the nation. Almost every province has experienced some sort of "extreme cold" temperature warning since the new year began. While there have been many official cautions and weather advisories in place this week alone, it’s somehow still surprising that almost all of the coldest places on Earth right now are actually in Canada!
Nearly the whole country experienced some kind of special weather caution or advisory from Environment Canada on Thursday. With everything from extreme negative temps, snow squalls, blizzards and storm surges, it seems there’s no bad weather left for the rest of the world!
In fact, according to a new weather report from WXNow, which tracks the world’s most extreme weather, 10 of the top 15 chilliest places on the planet right now are in Canada.
While regions of Alaska and Russia join the northern nation in the “coldest spot on Earth” competition, it’s Yukon that’s taking the lead, with current temperatures in Mayo Airport and Carmacks reaching -50 C in the early hours of the morning.
Yukon's Burwash airport isn't looking much warmer, coming in as the third most frigid place, as daybreak temperatures are only reaching -43 C.
In fourth place, Russia joins the race, with a bone-chilling -40 C showing on the thermometer.
Whitehorse, Teslin, and other towns in the territory make the list alongside several Alaskan regions. Nonetheless, Canada dominates.
Joining Yukon on the list is Eureka, in Nunavut, and Lac La Martre, in the Northwest Territories.
On the slightly-warmer end of the scale is the Hay River and Resolute, both located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where the temps are averaging at around -36 in the early hours of the morning.
It’s not the first time that Canada has dominated the coldest places list.
Towards the end of 2019, 11 out of the top 15 most bone-chilling spots on Earth were in Canada, joining notoriously freezing destinations like Antarctica and Alaska.
Earlier this year, Edmonton's temperatures made the headlines, as conditions reached -42 degrees. It became the coldest place on Earth that day and broke local temperature records at the same time.
Despite the painfully freezing winter temps across the country, fearless Canadians continue to prove that the wintry weather just doesn't phase them!
That said, it doesn't hurt to stay wrapped up, eh?!